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glitter /ˈglɪdər/
verb [no object]
shine with a bright, shimmering reflected light:
trees and grass glittered with dew.
• shine as a result of strong feeling:
her eyes were glittering with excitement.
noun [in singular]
1 a bright, shimmering reflected light
: the blue glitter of the sea.
• a glint in a person's eye indicating a particular emotion:
the scathing glitter in his eyes.
2 tiny pieces of sparkling material used for decoration:
sneakers trimmed with sequins and glitter.
3 an attractive and exciting but superficial quality:
he avoids the glitter of show business.

THESAURUS
glitter /ˈglɪdər/
verb
crystal glittered in the candlelight: SHINE, sparkle, twinkle, glint, gleam, shimmer, glimmer, wink, flash, catch the light; literary glister.
noun
1
the glitter of light on the water: SPARKLE, twinkle, glint, gleam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, flash; brilliance, luminescence.
2
the glitter of show business: GLAMOUR, excitement, thrills, attraction, appeal; dazzle; informal razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz, glitz, ritziness.

PHRASES
all that glitters is not gold

proverb the attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature.
ORIGIN
late Middle English: from Old Norse
glitra.

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hence /hens/
adverb
1 as a consequence; for this reason:
a stiff breeze and hence a high windchill.
2 in the future (used after a period of time):
two years hence they might say something quite different.
3 (also from
hence) archaic from here: hence, be gone.

THESAURUS
hence /hens/
adverb
the amount of traffic—and hence the amount of pollution—will be reduced: CONSEQUENTLY, as a consequence, for this reason, therefore, ergo, thus, so, accordingly, as a result, because of that, that being so.

ORIGIN
Middle English
hennes (sense 3): from earlier henne (from Old English heonan, of Germanic origin)